Rotherfield, East Sussex
Guide Price £895,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Rotherfield, East Sussex
Guide Price £895,000
- Detached property
- 14 cares (*TBV)
- Extensive outbuildings
- Former Equestrian Riding School
- Popular location
- No Chain
A detached 4 bedroom lodge house set in 14 acres (*TBV) with extensive stable yard plus associated outbuildings and two riding arenas (the whole requiring updating and refurbishment) previously run as a RIDING SCHOOL with excellent hacking out over various forest /woodland tracks (may require licence). The site may offer options for those keen to set up a livery yard or home based business such as holiday accommodation (equestrian or otherwise - subj.P.P. particularly as the Ashdown Forest is in close proximity offering miles of riding out, country walks and cycle trails. The house itself currently includes: four bedrooms two with en-suite bath/shower rooms, two reception rooms, a large home office, good sized kitchen breakfast room, separate utility room and cloakroom and large picture windows in the majority of the rooms make the most of the views out onto the gardens and woodland beyond. NO CHAIN.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated on the outskirts of the highly desirable Rotherfield village which forms an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers a strong sense of community and a good range of facilities including a general store, two pubs, hairdressers, a pleasant tea rooms and a greengrocer. A more comprehensive range of shopping and public services can be found at Crowborough which provides a range of supermarkets, a library, a popular leisure centre, individual shops and restaurants and a railway station (1.7 miles distant) which provides services to London is just over 1 hour. The stunning 6,000 acre Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books is also within very close proximity offering numerous outdoor pursuits and scenic walks. The Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells with its theatres, shopping and leisure complex is within a short driving distance (approximately 8 miles), and the coastal town of Eastbourne and City of Brighton can be reached by road in approximately 30 mins.
Castle Hill is a highly sought after rural location within the Village of Rotherfield. Rotherfield village offers a village shop, Doctors surgery and Pharmacy. There is also two public houses offering food. Crowborough is located around 3.3 miles away which offers further shopping facilities. Crowborough train station runs a direct service to London Bridge in just over an hour. The spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 9 miles away which also offers a regular train service to London in under an hour. London Gatwick Airport is 26 miles distance.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan enclosed
GROUND FLOOR - ENTRANCE HALL . Double glazed window to front. Brick floor. Walk-in deep storage cupboards with shelves. Hatch to loft space.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM - L-shaped kitchen breakfast room with double aspect picture windows. Brick arched fireplace with inset tiling containing multi-fuel Rayburn. Range of upper and lower kitchen units with extensive worktop over. Space for dishwasher/fridge freeze, washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Feature curved brick steps up to SITTING ROOM 1 room. Pine door through to small lobby with cupboard housing central heating boiler and:-
RECEPTION ROOM 1 Feature exposed brick fireplace. Recess with TV and BT point. Fitted wall lights.
RECEPTION ROOM 2 - Feature exposed brick and stone fireplace housing woodwarm woodburning stove. Cosmetic wall and ceiling beams. The central fireplace was formerly part of the original kitchen range, which still contains a cast iron bread warmer.
STUDY - Window to front. Work surface with cupboards under wall shelves. Cupboard housing electric meter and mains water stop cock. Power points.
From the kitchen a door leads to the turned staircase and landing. BEDROOM - Window to side overlooking terrace. Understairs cupboard. BEDROOM - Double aspect. window to side and front., window to rear.
BEDROOM - South east facing. BEDROOM - Cosmetic ceiling beams. Radiator. Power points. Open to:-ENSUITE. Comprising paneled bath with mixer hand held shower taps with tiled surround and display shelf. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin.
REFER TO THE FLOOR PLANS FOR THE ENTIRE SET UP. There are comprehensive equestrian facilities with *two riding arenas, large barn, grooms day and living, tack room, ancillary storage sheds and workshops situated at the end of the private drive.
*MAIN OUTDOOR ARENA - 41m x18m -Situated at the end of the stable block. Sand surface. Wooden viewing gallery and jump store
*SECOND DISUSED ARENA - 40m long max x less than or equal to 35m wide. Requires complete refurbishment.
STABLES - generally in need of upgrading etc. Concrete block/timber construction with whitewashed elevations and external timber batons the stables, grooms day living and workshops:-
GROOMS DAY LIVING - TACK ROOM - FEED ROOM - WORKSHOP - FURTHER 1ST FLOOR OFFICE - Fluorescent ceiling light. Power points. Electric light.
BARN - Feature clock to external side elevation. Partitioned to provide loft storage for up to approximately 1000 bales. There is also an outside toilet at the Lodge for the benefit of the staff and clients.
LAND & GROUNDS
Approached via imposing wrought iron gates set between brick pillars. A private drive leads up to the stables with the Lodge House set to one side. To the side of the property is a small gate which leads to a paved terrace and raised borders with mature plants and shrubs. There is a step stile down to a woodland walk behind the Lodge. The whole sits in approx. 14 acres in total of which there is woodland and the equine facility with arenas take up a portion of the whole.
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. Where available a Title Plan from Land registry will have been acquired showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements at their own cost by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Mains electric, oil fired central heating plus multi fuel Rayburn. Private Septic tank drainage.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: E
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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
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you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times by those who brought them. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
DIRECTIONS; From Tunbridge Wells follow the A267 proceeding through the village of Mark Cross just after an Oast House on the left, set close to the road, turn right at the Bicycle Arms Road. Follow the road and take the second left turn into Rotherhurst Lane. Follow to end of road and turn left again. Keep to right where the lane dips to the left, until you pass a pair of black iron gates on right. Continue a short way and the double gates to South Lodge will be seen on the left hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014